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Rita Racines y Cicero

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Gender: F
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Biographical details

From Bogotá, she was the sister of Antonio Racines, sister-in-law of Josefa Lozano e Isasi de Racines and aunt of Pedro Alcántara Herrán (who was years later President of the Republic). She married Manuel Martínez de Zaldúa y Plaza, a staunch patriot. Martínez de Zaldúa hid in the San Agustín convent and died as a consequence. He was buried, but Morillo disinterred the body and formally executed him. She and her sisters, Juana and Concepción, were given pensions. (Monsalve, 238-240)

Life Events

Other 1816Her deceased husband was formally executed by Morillo around this time.


Monsalve, José D, (1926), Mujeres de la independencia


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